HAYTON PARISH CHURCH.
The annual vestry and church meeting was held on Monday. Present:
J. W. WILSON
and the rector, who presided. Messrs A. D. BLACKSTOCK and D. MITCHELL were re-elected wardens for the ensuing year, the former having held the office for 43 years and the latter for 18. The Chairman complimented them both on their long and honourable service and said he hoped Mr. BLACKSTOCK would be spared to attain the half century.
Messrs. J. S. WILSON and R. HUTTON were elected to fill vacancies on the Council and Mr. R. ROGERSON to fill the vacancy on the list of sidesman. Last year's sidesmen were re-elected. The wardens and Mr. ROGERSON were re-elected treasurers and Vestry Clerk respectively.
Mr. BLACKSTOCK presented the financial statement showing an income of £31 18s and an expenditure of £30 18s 10d. for church expenses. Special collections amounted to £21 6s 5d.
The report stated that the services throughout the year had been carried out without a break notwithstanding the illness of the Rector in August and September; that the financial position is well maintained, though it is felt that wide consideration ought to be given to the claims of Missions and the parochial assessment. Regret was expressed at the loss of several old parishioners, amongst them being Mrs. SHIPLEY, the oldest resident in point of age, and Mr. R. LITTLE, and original member of the church.
The Rector cordially thanked the Council, Wardens, organists, choristers, and Mr. F. P. BARBOUR, the lay reader, for their constant services; also those who so kindly supplied flowers, and undertook the decorating of the church as occasion required.